First ‘Community Conversations’ event planned for March 14, and you’re invited

Palm Springs, we need to talk. And as luck would have it, The Post and the city’s Cultural Center know just how, when, and where to make that possible.

You’re invited to join both organizations at 7 p.m. on March 14 for what we hope will be the first of many “Community Conversations.” It takes place at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road.

Our first topic, titled “Covid: What’s next?” will address the “new normal” as COVID-19 moves from a pandemic to an endemic. What lessons have we learned as a community? How did our city leaders do? What should we expect life to be like in Palm Springs going forward? The time is now to weigh in and make your voices heard.

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While city leaders will be in the audience they won’t be on the stage. Instead, a panel of relevant experts and community stakeholders will share their perspectives, followed by a moderated audience discussion with comments and questions.

Participants in the panel discussion will include medical and behavioral health experts, a teacher, a restaurant owner, and others who have been on the front lines of the pandemic. It is designed not as a forum to point fingers of blame, but rather as a way to move us forward as a community. Leadership from other organizations will also be in the audience to listen, learn, and contribute as they see fit.

Dr. Monica Gandhi will be the featured panelist at the very first ‘Community Conversations’ event put on by The Post and the Palm Springs Cultural Center.

We’re pleased that our featured panelist will be Dr. Monica Gandhi, Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Chief of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. She is the author of a piece in The Atlantic last year titled “It’s Time to Contemplate the End of the Crisis.”

More information: The event is free, and you are encouraged to register in order for us to get a sense of the audience size. To do that, simply follow this link. Want to submit a question for the event? Simple email the editor of The Post at

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